Pictorial View Of The Finished Lekki Seaport
The Lekki Seaport has finally been completed and handed over to the federal government for official commissioning.
According to Wikipedia, The Lekki Seaport is the largest seaport of Nigeria and one of the biggest in West Africa. Lekki port is to be expanded to have a capacity of handling around 6 million TEUs of containers and a significant volume of liquid and dry bulk uncontainerized cargoes. The port is to be equipped with ships able to transport over 14,500 containers.
The port is being developed in phases. Its phase one, be operational in 2018, chiefly comprises it three container berths equipped to handle more than 1.8 million TEUs — one berth for dry bulk goods and two berths for liquid cargo.
The port is financed by private investors and a consortium of banks who have funded the project with $1.5 billion as of March 2021. The seaport is to occupy up to 90 hectares of land. It is expected to begin operations in the first half.
On October, 31st, 2022, the port has been handed over to the owners. Commissioning will start “in the next month”. Lagos State governor Sanwo-Olu promised on this occasion to expand the roads to the port to 6 lane highways.
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